Fires are more likely to occur in a restaurant’s commercial kitchen than nearly any other kind of business. Fires can break out for a variety of reasons, but regardless of why a fire starts out, what is important is suppressing the fire as quickly as possible. Water typically is not an option, as grease fires spread with the inclusion of water, while chemical fire extinguishers may ruin all of the food and produce inside of the kitchen unnecessarily. Restaurant fire suppression systems offer a unique way of putting out a fire quickly and efficiently. If you are interested in the restaurant business and want to know how best to protect your financial investment, let Jay L Harman Fire Equipment help you choose the best restaurant fire suppression system for your commercial kitchen.
A commercial kitchen fire suppression system is your first line of defense
According to the National Restaurant Association, 57% of all restaurant fires involve cooking equipment. This means the fire can be contained if you have a suppression system installed. Therefore, a fire suppression system instantly becomes your first line of defense.
The basics of commercial kitchen fire suppression systems
Different brands of fire suppression systems provide slightly different features. Typically, a fire suppression system connects to both the hood over your cooking station and the gas line running through the cooking station. If the fire suppression system is tripped, the gas line automatically shuts off. This kills the fuel source of the fire. Due to the possibility that a fire such as grease fire may continue to burn and potentially spread, there is a secondary element to the system, designed to put out the remaining flames..
Fire suppression systems for commercial kitchens are easy to use
Commercial kitchen fire suppression systems are generally easy to use. Much like the sprinkler system running through professional buildings, the suppression kicks on when it detects flames and growing heat. Once tripped, the two-prong approach kicks in quickly to kill the fuel source while dousing the flames. This keeps potential financial loss to a minimum, with only the food on the cooking surface destroyed.
When is a commercial kitchen fire suppression system necessary?
Not all restaurants have a fire suppression system. In any commercial kitchen, a fire suppression system is a valuable safety precaution. Whether the commercial kitchen is in a football stadium or a fast food restaurant and everywhere in between, kitchen fires can quickly burn out of control. Having a fire suppression system in place that kills the fire without shutting down the kitchen allows staff members to clean up and get back to work, without customers ever knowing of the situation in the kitchen.
Finding the Right Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems
Fire suppression systems come in many different size variants. Such a system is usually installed into the current hood of a kitchen. This gives the installation service providers the ability to adjust the size of the system and the amount of liquid fire suppressant readily available. While no two restaurants are exactly alike, most commercial kitchens share similar traits, so having this kind of setup installed is not difficult and can be customized to fit the restaurant’s needs.
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The team at Jay L Harman Fire Equipment understands that you will have many burning questions on your mind when it comes to choosing the right fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems for your business.
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